How a home internet connection is helping Canadians get through the COVID-19 pandemic

By David Coletto For over five weeks now, Canadians have been told to #StayHome and physically distance themselves from others because of the COVID-19 pandemic. So much of how they live, work, learn, and play has been upended, altered, and disrupted. Earlier this week, my spouse and I were talking about how surreal this has

Canadians are well stocked with food as many are concerned about food availability and rising prices

Abacus Data Bulletins are short analyses of public opinion data we collect. For more information or media interviews, contact David Coletto.     By Ihor Korbabicz & David Coletto As COVID-19 causes mass disruption to the labour force, worried Canadians’ minds turn to the basic products they need to live out what may come to be

Abacus Poll: Support for oil workers is expected, across the country

Abacus Data Bulletins are short analyses of public opinion data we collect. For more information or media interviews, contact David Coletto.     *Note: In an earlier version of this release, some of the data in the charts below were incorrect. They have been correct. As the federal government considers different policy measures to support hard-hit

COVID-19 and Canada’s renters

Abacus Data Bulletins are short analyses of public opinion data we collect. For more information or media interviews, contact David Coletto.     Earlier today, we released data from a comprehensive survey looking at how the COVID-19 epidemic has impacted Canadians’ state of mind. Over the next few days, we will also dig deeper to explore

COVID-19 and Canadians’ State of Mind: Worried, lonely, and expecting disruption for at least 2 to 3 months

Abacus Data Bulletins are short analyses of public opinion data we collect. For more information or media interviews, contact Bruce Anderson or David Coletto.     On Monday, we completed a comprehensive survey on how Canadians are feeling and reacting to the COVID-19 outbreak. Over the next few days, we will be releasing findings from

Co-operatives and Mutuals in the Age of Uncertainty

By David Coletto At the end of last year, we conducted a national survey of 5,000 Canadian adults for Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada that explored public attitudes about the economic system, broader public concerns, and what role co-operatives could play in alleviating those concerns. The survey also sought to profile cooperative members in Canada. The

Coronavirus: 14 million Canadians say they are hand washing more; 4 million stocking up on supplies.

Abacus Data Bulletins are short analyses of public opinion data we collect. For more information or media interviews, contact Bruce Anderson or David Coletto.     Data gathered over the last several days describes some of the ways Canadians have been responding to the Coronavirus. Yesterday we documented a series of avoidance behaviours, today some

Abacus Data Bulletin: Millions are changing their daily lives because of Coronavirus; Travel providers take a big hit

Abacus Data Bulletins are short analyses of public opinion data we collect. For more information or media interviews, contact Bruce Anderson or David Coletto.     Given the impact that the Coronavirus appears to be having around the world, we have started tracking how Canadians are reacting and thinking about their own behaviours. Here’s what

Abacus Data Bulletin: Canadians prefer negotiation over force but that’s not the same as support for blockades

Abacus Data Bulletins are short analyses of public opinion data we collect. For more information or media interviews, contact Bruce Anderson or David Coletto.   APPROVAL OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Today 33% approve of the Trudeau government performance, 20% are on the fence, and 47% disapprove. Approval is down 4 points since last month and about

Abacus Data Bulletin: Canadians engaged on coronavirus. Broad satisfaction with federal government response.

Abacus Data Bulletins are short analyses of public opinion data we collect. For more information or media interviews, contact Bruce Anderson or David Coletto.   APPROVAL OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Today 33% approve of the Trudeau government performance, 20% are on the fence, and 47% disapprove. Approval is down 4 points since last month and about

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